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Kayla Blankenship is a teacher at Dream Lake Elementary School. She has been a teacher for 10 years. Mrs. Blankenship earned her Master’s degree in K-8 Mathematics and Science Education from the University of Central Florida. Some of Mrs. Blankenship’s professional experiences include teaching at a project-based learning school, co-teaching, being a teacher leader in mathematics, and delivering innovative and creative math lab lessons for students in grades K-5. She is passionate about teaching the whole child and finding ways to foster a love and understanding of mathematics in her students. What Mrs. Blankenship finds most exciting about being a Noyce Fellow is the opportunity to not only improve her own mathematics instruction, but to make an impact in her school and OCPS so that each and every child receives high-quality math experiences.